March 8, 2014
Taking a DNA test is as simple as one, two, three. You simply take a Q-Tip and swab it around in your mouth.
"It's free, painless and there is no blood collection involved," said Pamela Coleman of the Health Department.
Pamela Coleman was one of the health officials involved in a free outreach program held in Waynesboro at Baugher Chevrolet and Buick. She says everyone should have this done.
"People would need it if they ever got into a situation where they would need self identification or their family would need identification," said Coleman.
Pam says the Health Department is not keeping the samples, you can take your DNA sample home and put it in a safe place. DNA is more accurate in identifying someone then fingerprints.
"They've also proven rather then fingerprinting DNA testing is much more accurate," said Coleman. "It last for more then 99 years once you make the collection.